I began swimming at the age of five in a family of dedicated swimmers. I grew up in Chicago, Illinois in the U.S. and recently moved to The Netherlands. I swam at the national collegiate level for four years. After that I began professionally coaching children and teenagers and my passion for coaching grew enormously and came with me to The Netherlands. I love coaching because I love seeing people succeed in a sport that I have always enjoyed doing myself.
Don’t compare yourself to others; simply celebrate your own accomplishments and help others celebrate theirs.""